Five years later, Indiana police still searching for farmer’s killer


Friday will mark the fifth year anniversary of the unsolved homicide of a retired Indiana farmer and police are still looking for answers.

Lowell R. Badger, 85, was found deceased from a gunshot wound on the floor of his bedroom at his rural Sullivan County home at 10447 West County Road 350 North. The homicide is believed to have occurred sometime between Friday, December 7th 8:00 p.m. and 9:23 a.m. on Saturday, December 8th, 2012.

Since Badger’s death in 2012, Indiana State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office have been vigorously working the case. Detectives have investigated over one-hundred tips, conducted nearly one-hundred interviews, and combed many areas of land and water in the Sullivan County area on foot, with aircraft, all-terrain vehicles, boats, and SCUBA divers.

Indiana State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office strongly believe someone in the community has information related to this case. Investigators are urging them to come forward and provide information. And if someone is in fear of reporting what they know, law enforcement says they have the means to mitigate those concerns.

A reward of approximately $30,000 has been established and available for person (s) who provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Lowell’s death.

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